January 5, 2011

Working Mom

2011 finds me with a consistant source of income. No not from GigiandLula.com  {although that is the hope and I am doing well there lately *giddy clapping*} but with a weekly child care job.  I've been the "fill in" sitter for a few neighbors since last spring andnow, I am "filling in" one day every week for two little ones.  I must admit having a few extra toddlers around is actually a blast and not as terrifying as I thought it would be. Even the day that I had all five {count them, F I V E}children, just before the holiday, was not as big of a nightmare as I thought it could and possibly should have been.  I will own up to the fact that my girlfriend, Grace and her son, Vincent did help me out a bit that day.... But Gigi and Lula are happier kiddos with other playmates. They are better about sharing and nicer to each other and our days do seem to fly by when we have Mason or Addie and Turner.

So each week Addie {2 and a half} and Turner {8 months} will join us for a day and today was the first day of this new routine.  Honestly, BOTH of these children I adore.  It doesn't hurt that I adore their mother and she is one of my best friends, but I am pretty sure these two cuties would be kids I loved anyway!  Addie is with me one day a week for a little extra "social time". Her full-time childcare provider has only Addie and her baby brother to care for, so Addie is here to have some time with kiddos closer to her own age.  This is a win/win for me!  I get to earn a little extra cash each week and Gigi and Lula get to work on their "sharing" and "social" skills as well!  Of course Gigi is in preschool now and we have always spent a good amount of time with Addie and our other little neighbor buddy, Vincent; but this all day-on a regular basis-time with another child is going to be GREAT for all of the kids!!  I am very much looking forward to the possibility of curbing some of the "drama" around here! :)  So let's see if we can photojournal our progress???

Here are a few from today..... Lesson one: Sharing an apple


Shannon said...

I WANT one! (the kid, not the apple) I have been SO missing the "littles" lately. My youngest just turned 8 and my oldest is about to turn 11 in March. *sigh* Where does the time go? And why am I panicking about not having "littles" in the house anymore? My husband thinks I'm nuts. Maybe. Anyway, I LOVE the photos! Too terribly CUTE! Beautiful, beautiful children...all three of them!

Siler McCraw said...

Glad you are watching my kids too! Love, love, love the last pic. Too adorable. I think it is a framer.

flipflopmama a.k.a. The SassMaster said...

I gave you the Stylish blogger award!

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